Anti-trafficking legislation would offer post-conviction relief to survivors  Laurinburg ExchangeRALEIGH — This isn't “Taken.“Unlike the portrayals popularized by Liam Neeson's 2008 film thriller, human trafficking victims are rarely snatched during…

Public defenders to help some in King County remove ‘scarlet letter’ of criminal conviction from their record  The Seattle TimesThere may be thousands of felons eligible to have their records vacated and the King County Department of Public Defense has formed a new unit to help them ...

Relief petition filed after 15 years too late, COA says  Indiana LawyerA man seeking relief from his convictions was rejected when the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of his petition, finding he was too late after delaying ...

Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: Trump Judge Amy Coney Barrett Tries to Deny Post-Conviction Relief Despite Prosecutor Hiding Hypnosis of Key Witness  People For the American WayConfirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears” is a blog series documenting the harmful impact of President Trump's judges on Americans' rights and liberties.

Slain Rite Aid manager’s widow: DA’s Office led her to believe ‘no option’ but life in prison for killer  Philly.comAfter defendant Christopher Kennedy was resentenced to life in prison last week, the victim's wife told The Inquirer that the DA's Office never told her it could ...

Steven Avery's attorney requests new trial, new judge  WBAYSteven Avery's attorney has filed a motion asking the circuit court to reverse his conviction for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach and order a new trial.

Court denies latest request from man convicted of knife assault  Starkville Daily NewsThe Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a request for a case to be remanded back to trial court by an Oktibbeha man serving a life sentence for cutting a ...

Race and the death penalty: Supreme Court to hear case of Curtis Flowers, tried six times for quadruple murder  The Washington PostThe justices will be judging the prosecutor and whether he discriminated against potential jurors who are black.

Convicted killer of Rite Aid manager gets life in prison after DA no longer seeks death penalty  Philly.comA North Philadelphia man who fatally shot a Rite Aid store manager during a robbery 16 years ago was resentenced Wednesday to life in prison after the ...

Man convicted in Dubuque armed robbery to make another push for new trial  telegraphherald.comA man convicted of a 2009 Dubuque armed robbery in which a police officer was shot again seeks a new trial.

King County to provide legal aid for vacating convictions  KIRO SeattleKing County's Department of Public Defense has formed a new unit designed to help eligible individuals vacate convictions and expunge records.

Despite counsel's error, defendant not entitled to relief, COA says  Indiana LawyerDespite a trial attorney's failure to include a pretrial transcript in the record on a defendant's direct appeal, the defendant is not entitled to post-conviction relief ...

Convicted Murderer of Tenn. School Bus Driver Could Be Set Free - STN Media  School Transportation NewsJason Clinard is serving life in prison for the March 2, 2005 murder of his school bus driver, Joyce Gregory, but he could soon be a free man. Joyce Gregory.

Monmouth man’s murder appeal at crossroads  Monmouth Daily Review AtlasGALESBURG — A Monmouth man's murder case appeal is at a crossroads.Jereme J. Carter, 37, was back before Circuit Judge Paul Mangieri late Thursday ...

Trial evidence sought in 17-year-old murder of Orion man  Quad City TimesCAMBRIDGE – The Henry County State's Attorney's office will attempt to find evidence from a 17-year-old murder trial to comply with the circuit court's orders and ...

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel – Wisconsin Law Journal – WI Legal News & Resources  Wisconsin Law JournalDarwin Davis appeals from a judgment convicting him of four counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child and from an order denying his motion for.

New Public Defense Unit To Help People Vacate Convictions, Expunge Records - The Seattle Medium  Seattle MediumThe King County Department of Public Defense (DPD) recently launched a new post-conviction relief unit that will help people with criminal convictions, who are ...

Gary man on death row for killing wife, 2 stepchildren still seeking new trial or resentencing  Chicago TribuneA Gary man on death row for killing his wife and two stepchildren is still seeking a new trial, or alternatively, asking to be sentenced again. Kevin Isom, 53, was ...

Court Beat | Crime  Newsbug.infoIn the last week, the White County Prosecutor's Office filed 11 cases related to criminal matters for a total of 137 cases so far this year.

Burglary conviction upheld in Appanoose case | Local News  Centerville Daily IowegianA Centerville man seeking to overturn his conviction for third-degree burglary lost his appeal.

Judge rejects claim that attorneys botched trial in Tenakee Springs homicide case  KTOOA Juneau man serving decades in prison for murdering a Tenakee Springs woman exactly 16 years ago has lost a challenge claiming that his defense attorneys ...

Perth Amboy man will get new hearing on Woodbridge murder conviction  MyCentralJersey.comNEW BRUNSWICK - A Perth Amboy man serving a life sentence for murdering a Woodbridge man in 2008 will receive a new hearing on his allegation that his ...

She killed her boyfriend then ate a burger. Now, at 72, she wants a new trial or death  Hilton Head Island PacketA woman convicted of a 1991 killing in the Conway area in Horry County, SC asks for a new trial or to be put to death in a new court filing. She is serving a life ...

N.D. Supreme Court to consider reducing life sentence for convicted...  West Fargo PioneerThe North Dakota Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday, March 26, as part of an appeal brought by Barry Garcia, who is seeking a reduction of ...

Convicted of sexual battery, ex-sheriff's sergeant asks cell phone be returned  Toledo BladeA former Lucas County sheriff's sergeant convicted of sexual battery again requested his phone be returned to him after a judge previously ordered ...

Resources to resist deportation for Khmer Americans and others  The International ExaminerAs we cherish our loved ones this holiday season, 36 Khmer Americans will be oceans apart from their families in a place most have never been before.

Man's pro se PCR denial affirmed | 2019-02-28  Indiana LawyerThe Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the denial of a post-conviction relief for a pro se litigant who argued he was denied a fair hearing seeking ...

Kirkland Helps Minors Shake Adult Time Over Jail Scuffles  Law360Jaylan Banks and Sylvester Williams were nearing the end of their juvenile sentences at a youth facility in Harrisburg, Illinois in the spring of 2017 when they ...

Wisconsin roundup: Amtrak signals interest in $600M rail line...  River TownsThere is an initial suggestion that rail *service* between the Twin Cities and the Twin Ports could return after 34 years. Amtrak has reportedly expressed interest in ...

Convicted Christian-Newsom killer Lemaricus Davidson has petition denied  WBIR.comLemaricus Davidson's petition for post-conviction relief has been denied in the 2007 torture-slayings of Chris Newsom and Channon Christian. Davidson, 37 ...

Supreme Court set for case on racial bias in jury selection  Washington PostThe latest case of racial bias in jury selection is set for arguments before the Supreme Court.

New Trial for “Serial” Defendant  https://mont.thesentinel.com/460 total views, 104 views today. The NPR podcast “Serial” has received a great deal of publicity, as it explored the criminal case brought by the State of ...

Convicted killer seeking shorter sentence  The RepublicA convicted murderer returned to Columbus after 20 years in prison to seek a reduction in his 75-year prison sentence.Jason Dean Hubbell, 44, appeared ...

SCOV Law Blog: Rule 11 and the plea colloquy  vtdigger.orgEditor's note: This piece from the SCOV Law Blog is by SCOV Law editor Andrew Delaney. In re Bridger, 2017 VT 79. Rule 11 in the criminal world deals with ...

Defendant in murder case wants to go to trial  Parker PioneerA man facing multiple felony charges in the death of his three-year-old daughter had declared he is rejecting all plea agreement offers and wants to go to trial.

‘Serial’ Witness Asia McClain on the Last Time She Saw Adnan Syed: ‘He Didn’t Seem to Be Jealous’  TheWrapTheWrap spoke to McClain, who appears in Amy Berg's new docuseries "The Case Against Adnan Syed," about her alibi for Syed.

Baltimore state's attorney's marijuana lawsuit 'nothing more than a publicity stunt'  Baltimore SunIn January, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced with considerable fanfare that her office no longer will prosecute people for possession of ...

Will The Case Against Adnan Syed Uncover Evidence That Serial Missed?  VultureDirector Amy Berg doesn't “want to give the end away” to her HBO true-crime documentary about the 1999 death of Hae Min Lee and the conviction of her ...

A Full Timeline Of Adnan Syed's Case, From 1999, To Serial, To The New HBO Doc  Refinery29Everything that has happened since before Hae Min Lee was murdered until 2019 and the release of HBO's "The Case Against Adnan Syed."

Majority justices grant PCR to 'Dreamer;' dissent calls ruling 'bridge too far'  Indiana LawyerA Mexican immigrant who was living in the United States under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals policy and who was deported after pleading guilty to ...

Hubbell seeks reduction in prison term for murder conviction  The RepublicA convicted murderer returned to Columbus after 20 years in prison to seek a reduction in his 75-year prison sentence. Jason Dean Hubbell, 44, appeared ...

SCOTUS rules 6-3 for inmate on ineffective assistance; dissent implies Gideon was wrongly decided  ABA JournalU.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh joined with Supreme Court liberals on Wednesday in ruling for an Idaho ...

Judge denies Liggins motions, says trial will begin Tuesday as scheduled  Quad City TimesA judge has denied a request by the attorneys for Stanley Liggins to dismiss the murder case against him, to postpone his upcoming trial and recuse the ...

Relist Watch  SCOTUSblogJohn Elwood reviews Tuesday's relists. I have an argument coming up, so I'm going to be fairly summary today. There was a fair amount of turnover at the ...

Maryland is an unforgiving state for sex-trafficking victims, study finds  Washington PostThe General Assembly is considering a bill that would make it easier for survivors to have their criminal records cleared.

Decision made on Fernbach's appeal | Local News  Batesville Herald TribuneEight years ago, a Ripley Circuit Court jury found James Fernbach Jr., Batesville, guilty but mentally ill on two counts of attempted murder. He was sentenced to ...

Jail informant who linked Timothy Taylor to disappearance of Brittanee Drexel files lawsuit  WMBFMYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The inmate who reportedly linked Timothy Taylor to the 2009 disappearance of Brittanee Drexel has filed a lawsuit.

Hearing Held for Former President of Kephart Trucking Who Was Accused of Stealing from Employees | GantNews.com  GANT NewsCLEARFIELD – Tim Kephart, who was accused of stealing from the employees of Kephart Trucking a few years ago, was back in court Wednesday for a hearing ...

Adnan Syed: 8 Biggest Case Updates Since 'Serial' Ended  PopCulture.comThe murder case of Hae Min Lee, first told to the world in the 2014 podcast Serial, has had continued ups and downs over the years that listeners are just now ...

Forger demands judge step down  Record HeraldA Hillsboro man who unsuccessfully appealed his forgery conviction last year recently filed a motion for post-conviction relief in Highland County Common P.

Court denies White County murder appeal  Cookeville Herald CitizenThe Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected the argument of a White County man that his murder conviction was the result of ineffective assistance ...

Criminal – Ineffective assistance – Plea  Rhode Island Lawyers WeeklyWhere a defendant has filed a petition for postconviction relief after pleading guilty to a drug charge, the defendant has failed to show ineffective assistance of ...

Family of murder victim, Jalen Handy, speaks at sentencing of Derrick Small  KPLCDerrick Small was sentenced today for first-degree murder of Jalen Handy, shot dead after Handy stole "two handfuls" of marijuana.

Court of Appeals overturns Spahr's conviction - Oskaloosa News  Oskaloosa newsOskaloosa, Iowa- Another felony conviction in Mahaska County has been overturned on appeal, this time by the Iowa Court of Appeals. Bruce Spahr was ...

Suspect who fled from police during domestic gets 90 days  Crossville ChronicleA Crossville man who fled from the scene of a domestic incident during which shots were allegedly fired, and then led police on a lengthy chase, pleaded guilty ...

Man who murdered his family in 1991 is accused of stabbing woman 5 times in St. Roch  NOLA.comJimmy Deason was convicted of murdering his wife and two children in Arkansas in March 1990 and is accused of stabbing a woman five times in the abdomen ...

Fair Lawn man who molested his ex-girlfriend's 15-month-old daughter wants new trial  NorthJersey.comA Fair Lawn man convicted of molesting his ex-girlfriend's baby girl is seeking another trial because a witness who was present at the time the assault is said to ...

Two Hamilton County homicide cases end in second-degree murder guilty pleas  Chattanooga Times Free PressTwo homicide cases in Hamilton County recently concluded with guilty pleas from the defendants.

Opinion analysis: Defense lawyer’s refusal to file requested appeal constitutes ineffective assistance, despite defendant’s appeal waiver  SCOTUSblogWhen a defense lawyer decides not to file an appeal of a guilty plea despite his client's request, he renders ineffective assistance of counsel, even if the client ...

Judge finds Catina Curley, recently granted new trial for killing husband in 2005, not guilty  NOLA.comTwelve years after she was found guilty of second-degree murder for shooting her husband, Catina Curley was found not guilty of the crime after a second trial ...

Analysis: NC Convicts Fewer Than 1 In 4 Sexual Assault Defendants  WUNCSamantha White, of Cumberland County, survived a sexual assault as a teenager in Johnston County. She later testified against her attacker, her church pastor, ...

Judge: No post-conviction relief for former CSI employee who embezzled more than $530,000  Times-NewsTWIN FALLS — A judge denied a post-conviction relief request earlier this month from a former College of Southern Idaho employee who embezzled more than ...

‘Making A Murderer’s Steven Avery Wins Appeal, Could Have Second Trial  NewsweekMaking A Murderer subject Steven Avery will have his case re-examined by a Wisconsin circuit court, his lawyer Kathleen Zellner revealed Monday.

How Dwight DeLee, as his own lawyer, beat hate-crime homicide charge (video)  syracuse.comSyracuse, NY -- Dwight DeLee became a free man Saturday, embracing his two young children as he carried bags' worth of belongings out of the lobby of the ...

Jan-Michael Vincent dies; movie and TV heartthrob struggled with addiction  The Washington PostJan-Michael Vincent, a golden boy of Hollywood action films in the 1970s who starred on the mid-1980s TV adventure series “Airwolf” and saw his career crater ...

Family takes the stand in post-conviction relief hearing for Stephen Stanko  wpde.comA post conviction relief hearing that could grant convicted murderer Stephen Stanko, who is on death row, a retrial was back in session Tuesday. Stanko's ...

Man denied new hearing in death of Michael Jordan's father  WECTJudge Winston Gilchrist denied an evidentiary hearing for Daniel Green, a man convicted in the killing of Michael Jordan's father more than 25 years ago.

Conley's Mother, Former Attorneys Testify At Post-Conviction Relief Hearing  Eagle 99.3 FM WSCHConvicted murder Andrew Conley is seeking a revision of his sentence which would give him the possibility of parole.

San Francisco To Expunge Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions  New England Public RadioSan Francisco officials plan to expunge more than 9000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1975, the city's highest law enforcement official said.

What happens now with Curtis Flowers' case? | In the Dark  APM ReportsUpdate: On Nov. 2, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Flowers' appeal. The justices will consider whether District Attorney Doug Evans has a history of ...

COA reverses murderer's post-conviction relief | 2018-09-06  Indiana LawyerPost-conviction relief was revoked from a man convicted of murder and sentenced to 141 years in prison after the Indiana Court of Appeals found res judicata ...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019  Kaiser Health NewsHow "noncompete" clauses in contracts between doctors and hospitals or clinics prevent patients from seeing their longtime doctors. (Michelle Andrews, 3/19).

What happens next for Making a Murderer's Steven Avery?  DigitalSpy.comSteven Avery won an appeal motion in February, but what are the next steps for the Making a Murderer subject and his lawyer Kathleen Zellner?

'Making a Murderer': Everything That's Happened Since Season One  Rolling StoneIt's been nearly three years since Netflix's Making a Murderer brought international attention to Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, and had just about everyone ...

Justices send dismissed post-conviction case back to COA  Indiana LawyerThe Indiana Court of Appeals errantly dismissed a man's post-conviction relief case, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled, reinstating the man's case last week and ...

Convicted murderer of correctional officer missed deadline for sentence review  Herald-Mail MediaA man serving life plus 295 1/2 years for the 2006 murder of Correctional Officer Jeffery Wroten was allowed to request a review of his sentence last year, then ...

Man who struck and killed trooper on I-91 in 2003 seeks release from prison  vtdigger.orgEric Daley testifies during his post-conviction relief trial in Windsor Superior Court on Monday in White River Junction. Photo by Jennifer Hauck/Valley News.

Platt's post-conviction hearing stalled | News | ncnewsonline.com  New Castle NewsFrom his state prison cell, Leon Platt is trying to make a whodunit case out of the shooting death of Richard Hogue in an Ellwood City apartment.

Judge denies Steven Avery's motion seeking new trial in 'Making a Murderer' case  Appleton Post CrescentMANITOWOC - The Sheboygan County Circuit Court judge overseeing Steven Avery's case on Thursday denied a motion by his attorneys seeking to ...

Mark Becker denied post-conviction relief  KCRGThe Iowa Court of Appeals has denied Mark Becker's application for post-conviction relief.

NJ drunken driving: 10,000 cases at Jersey Shore could be wiped out  Asbury Park PressThe state Supreme Court's decision in a Monmouth County case leaves more than 20000 drunk driving cases — 10000 at the Shore — in question.

Fire Scientists Say the Arson Case Against Claude Garrett Was Fatally Flawed. Will Anyone Listen?  The InterceptGarrett was denied parole in 2018 against the recommendation of Tennessee's parole commissioner. Will Nashville's Conviction Review Unit take up his case?

South Plainfield man's bid for post conviction relief denied, again  MyCentralJersey.comA South Plainfield man convicted of the 2005 murder of his estranged girlfriend during separate trials in 2007 and 2010 has lost his latest bid to avoid spending ...

Maryland passes bill to expand post-conviction relief  Delmarva Daily TimesPeople who have been convicted of crimes after a plea bargain may soon be able to appeal their convictions with DNA and other evidence, after a law passed ...

Allen Prue Challenging Murder Conviction | News  Caledonian RecordConvicted murderer Allen Prue is keeping busy in prison. Prue, who is serving a life sentence for the 2012 kidnapping and murder of St. Johnsbury resident ...

Lawyer: We would have pointed 'finger' at Boyd in killings  WBIR.comKNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A former defense attorney for death row inmate Lemaricus Davidson says he would have tried to implicate a friend of Davidson's in the ...

Alabama Is Going to Execute Rocky Myers. He Might Be Innocent.  The NationThe case of an intellectually disabled prisoner on death row is a window into the many flaws in the death penalty in America.

Hearing for death row inmate Stephen Stanko seeks new trial for murder conviction  WMBFConvicted murderer Stephen Stanko appeared in court in Georgetown County on Monday more than a decade after his murder trial for a post-conviction relief ...

Court: Cranston man convicted in womens attacks gets another try at relief  The Providence JournalPROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The state Supreme Court has given a Cranston man serving time for assaulting and terrorizing prostitutes in the mid-1990s another chance ...

Woman spared jail after prison drug smuggle attempt for convicted murderer  Bristol Post"If you reoffend in the next 18 months, you see the door behind you? That's the door you'll be going through"

Adnan Syed Case Stalled for at Least Another Year  Rolling StoneIt's been two years since Serial subject Adnan Syed was granted a new trial, but his case will remain in limbo – and he'll remain in prison – for another year.

Trent Butt Convicted Of Murdering 5-Year-Old Daughter, Quinn  HuffPost CanadaST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Newfoundland mother sobbed Friday after a jury convicted her estranged husband of first-degree murder in the death of their five-year-old ...

A year after trying to deflect expectations, the Nationals are embracing them  Frederick News PostWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — At times, an entire baseball organization needs a swift kick in the head before it is willing to accept the need for radical change, in.

A Twin Falls man says his public defender failed him. Now he hopes reforms will help others like him.  Idaho StatesmanA Twin Falls, Idaho, man wants reform after his post-conviction relief for ineffective counsel thanks to a public defender he says failed him.

Curtis Flowers' lawyers want answers from Doug Evans  APM ReportsIn its latest filing, the defense team wants a chance to question the prosecutor under oath.

WATCH: Hearing for death row inmate Stephen Stanko continues in Georgetown County  WMBFStephen Stanko, who is currently sitting on death row after being convicted in two Grand Strand murders, is appearing in a Georgetown County courtroom ...

The Victims of the Ethiopia Plane Crash  The New York TimesThe tragedy claimed the lives of Kenyan professors, Ethiopian relief workers, a Nigerian diplomat and many who were affiliated with the United Nations.

New Paris baby sitter seeks sentence reduction in child's death case  Goshen NewsGOSHEN — A New Paris woman wants a review of the 30-year sentence she's serving following the death of a child she was babysitting.

Legislature Passes Bill to Expand Post-Conviction Relief  U.S. News & World ReportANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Many bills remained in the balance as the minute hand ticked toward midnight on April 9, the last of Maryland's 90-day legislative ...

Post-conviction relief denied to Dover business owner  Delaware State NewsDOVER — A former downtown Dover businessman's latest attempt to contest a conviction for fleeing police and causing an injurious accident in 2013 was ...